If there’s any reason to jump directly to updating any product due to a security flaw, the most compelling would be if the person that does the actual security research for the product told you so. In this case, that’s exactly what’s happened.
Also, seriously, update your Chrome installs… like right this minute. #PSA
— Justin Schuh 🗑 (@justinschuh) March 6, 2019
On March 1st, Google released a critical security update for Chrome. The update included a fix for a flaw that is being actively attacked.
[$N/A] High CVE-2019-5786: Use-after-free in FileReader. Reported by Clement Lecigne of Google’s Threat Analysis Group on 2019-02-27
Google is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2019-5786 exists in the wild.